If you count yourself among the many people across Missouri currently struggling with an addiction to methamphetamine or another substance, you are not alone. In fact, many of the state's prisons are now home to state residents who, if not for their drug addictions, would likely not be there, but spending time behind bars does not help you treat your addiction itself.
Impaired driving is dangerous and results in several harmful crashes each year. For this reason, the courts are making punishments for DUI or DWI charges very strict.
Many people assume bites from dogs are relatively rare. However, approximately 4.5 million people suffer dog bites each year in the United States. Out of all those bites, one out of every five will require medical attention.
When a Missouri police officer pulls you over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, you likely will have to take a breath test. You may fear that complying will incriminate yourself and therefore decide not to take the test. Your refusal will cause you to automatically lose your license for a year.
As Halloween approaches, it is time to get ready for candy and costume parties. It is a fun night, and most of the scares are harmless fun. However, there is one danger you should watch out for as a pedestrian on Halloween: car accidents. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that Halloween is a deadly holiday for motorists and pedestrians.
Halloween can be a great holiday, full of magic, sweets and family bonding. However, it can also be dangerous for children--mainly because of poor drivers.
Dogs are man’s best friends. However, that does not stop some canines from suddenly turning vicious. In fact, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation reports that dogs bite over 4.5 million Americans each year.
Maybe you and a group of your friends tend to assign a designated driver every time you go out. While everyone else drinks alcohol, this person drinks water, soda, lemonade, you name it. The aim of this plan is to keep everyone safe, and the idea is noble.
Most people have had the awkward feeling of slight embarrassment after slipping on a sidewalk or tripping in a parking lot. That emotional response is typically just a part of our consciousness. However, when that slip or trip becomes a fall - or when a car accident occurs - the result of the event may include head trauma. Concussions are a common problem after an accident. Any external blow to the head may be sufficient to cause some level of head injury. Moreover, even without an external force, sudden movements can force the brain against the skull, which can result in an internal head injury.